JerkStore: My mom stupidly agreed to babysit a friend's cat one winter when the owners went to Florida. Farker immediately freaked out and bolted to the attic. Didn't see it for weeks. Christmas morning we came down and as mom reached under the tree the bastard bit her. Dad savagely grabbed the cat, which was howling like nothing I've ever heard before and threw it out the front door into the snow. Never saw it again. Mom got very sick from the bite. Turns out that cat scratch fever is real and fairly serious. She was hooked to an IV for days.People came home and got angry that we lost their shiatty cat. My father handed them the hospital bill and told them to get over it.Cat scratch fever is no joke. She could have died if she didn't go to then hospital almost immediately. It wasn't a major wound but she'd heard that it could be a big deal by watching some morning news show./the more you know...
Lsherm: I tried to break up a fight between two of our cats once and the big one bit me so hard he got his fangs to touch under the skin of my hand. The next day I called out sick because my hand was so swollen I couldn't get a long sleeve shirt over it and I had a line running up my arm that didn't look too good. I went to the doc and he hit me up with some antibiotics and anti-inflammatory pills and went to work the next day with a comically large hand.My boss so me in the middle of the day and freaked out about the size of my hand. He asked me what happened and I said "I told you yesterday when I called out - cat bit me." He told me he thought I made it up. Then he sent me home.
Cormee: BowtoMogul: CSB:In high school my cat bit my hand and at school the next day I noticed my hand was really swollen and a dark line creeping up my arm. I went to the nurse and she gave me an ice pack. When I got home I called the doctors office, after talking to 3 different nurses I was asked how fast I could get there. The secretary rushed me to the nurse personally where I was given a horse pill of antibiotics. Then they told me that I should sue the school./School nurses are useless.Wot?
Satan's Bunny Slippers: steerforth: My cat has never bitten me. My dog did once, but that's because I put my arm in between him and the other German shepherd he was fighting. I got sewn up by the nurse and got a tetanus shot. It didn't really hurt.A cow once stuck its tongue in my ear. My life is very exciting.In 40 years of having both inside and outside cats, only two of mine have ever bitten me. When I moved a couple years ago, my big one (22lbs) decided that he wasn't going into the crate. In the ensuing scuffle, he bit my left index finger at the middle knuckle and ripped enough to expose bone, and my right calf looked like someone had done an excellent job filleting a bluegill. After I got him in the crate, I bled out the wounds, cleaned and bandaged them and continued moving, as the movers wait for no man or woman and I wasn't paying a couple hundred to ask them to go away!The finger got pretty swollen for 3-4 days and then of course I had a rainbow of colors and pus to deal with, but all in all it cleared up quickly. Big cat is still my favorite cuddle buddy.
bearded clamorer: CSBA few years ago, I was getting ready to turn in for the evening, when I heard a godawful caterwauling coming from the living room.The weather was warm, and my girlfriend's cat was on the back of the couch squaring off with an outdoor cat through the screened window.As I walked in to get a closer look, my girlfriend's freaked out cat launched himself at my head from about 8 feet away.I got my left arm up in time to block him, but he latched on, and proceeded to bite the hell out of my forearm.I successfully shook him off, and immediately went in the bathroom to clean the wounds.I bled out the punctures and scratches under hot soapy water, applied hydrogen peroxide and Neosporin, bandaged myself up, and went to bed.The next morning, my left arm was swelled up about twice its normal size from elbow to fingertips.Immediately went to a prompt care clinic, got a couple of shots, and 5 days worth of some high dollar antibiotics, and was healed after a few days.The cat and I were still best of friends after the incident.
Satan's Bunny Slippers: JerkStore: [whatever]Yes, yes, everyone can come up with a shiatty cat story. Just like everyone can come up with a shiatty dog story.So?
Satan's Bunny Slippers: BowtoMogul: CSB:In high school my cat bit my hand and at school the next day I noticed my hand was really swollen and a dark line creeping up my arm. I went to the nurse and she gave me an ice pack. When I got home I called the doctors office, after talking to 3 different nurses I was asked how fast I could get there. The secretary rushed me to the nurse personally where I was given a horse pill of antibiotics. Then they told me that I should sue the school./School nurses are useless.good christ. Reinforcing one of the problems of the world we are living in.
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